Long Islanders heading to Washington, D.C. to commemorate 50th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech

Long Island residents are heading to Washington, D.C. this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the speech on Aug. 28, 1963.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the speech on Aug. 28, 1963. (8/23/13)

WOODBURY - Hundreds of Long Islanders are heading to Washington, D.C. this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington.

Back in 1963, thousands of demonstrators walked up Constitution Avenue and toward the Lincoln Memorial to hear remarks by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was there that King spoke into the annals of history, delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Eugene Burnett, of Wheatley Heights, was in attendance that fateful Aug. 28, and says King's words were the most poignant he's ever heard. "It was a great moment in my life," says Burnett.

Groups supported by the NAACP and the Urban League will leave Saturday morning.
 

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